Another One Bites The
Dust Mold Bucket of Brown Fetid Water
posted by March 25 at 15:57 PMon
125th and Aurora
The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has shut down another Aurora motel because of “systematic” sanitation, construction, electric, fire and air quality violations.
Investigators found garbage, old tires, broken TVs and pieces of furniture strewn around the Seattle Motor Inn, as well as bedframes propped up on phone books and a “five gallon bucket filled with brown fetid water” stashed in one bathroom.
Last week, the DOH also shut down the Orion Motel, just two blocks away from the Motor Inn. According to a DOH spokeswoman, the Seattle Police Department tipped off the health department about conditions at the motels.
All the guests have been cleared out from the properties, and the DOH is working out a settlement agreement with the building owners. So far, the Motor Inn’s owners have agreed to a license revocation, although they will likely apply to reopen if they are able to get the building back up to code.